Student Grab and Go Bags available at my office

(Mar 02, 2021)

Student Grab and Go Bags available at my office Read more


DEP Advances Actions to Support Electric Vehicle Use Statewide

(Feb 19, 2021)

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its latest actions to help expand electric vehicle use statewide: more than $936,000 in grant funding for projects to install 16 more fast chargers in high-traffic areas, the start of a draft rulemaking to make electric vehicles more readily available to consumers, and the release of a booklet on the benefits and basics of these zero emission vehicles. “ Our transportation decisions affect Pennsylvania today and tomorrow. We can turn in the direction of healthier air quality and slow down climate change by switching to electric vehicles, whether we're government officials, business owners, school administrators, community leaders, or individual consumers, ” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “DEP is committed to supporting this choice by increasing public knowledge of electric vehicles, making it easier for consumers to find electric models, and helping to expand charging infrastructure.” Transportation generates 47 percent of nitrogen oxide and 21 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in Pennsylvania. Carbon dioxide emissions are the leading cause of climate change, and nitrogen oxides contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone, which affects the health of children, older people, people with lung diseases such as asthma and emphysema, and people who work or are active outdoors. Read more


PA adds more online tax filing options this year

(Feb 17, 2021)

PA adds more online tax filing options this year Read more


2021 Stocking Schedule

(Feb 02, 2021)

2021 Stocking Schedule Read more


2021 Seasons, Sizes and Creel Limits

(Feb 02, 2021)

2021 Seasons, Sizes and Creel Limits Read more


Putting people first in the 152nd Legislative District

(Feb 02, 2021)

Putting people first in the 152nd Legislative District Read more


Guenst, Sanchez host socially distanced outdoor peace vigil for Holocaust Remembrance Day

(Jan 26, 2021)

This event will be held outside. Face masks and adherence to social-distance practices are required. Candles and hot cocoa will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring handmade posters. Read more


Wolf Administration Hosts ‘Feeding Pennsylvanians, Reducing Waste’ Discussion on Food Security and its Environmental Impacts

(Jan 15, 2021)

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Agriculture today hosted “Feeding Pennsylvanians, Reducing Waste,” a panel discussion on food security in Pennsylvania and how commonwealth programs, partners, and residents are taking steps to reduce food waste to protect the environment, the security of the food supply chain, and the charitable food system. The event was held as part of the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. “Reducing food waste – where food that could otherwise help to feed Pennsylvania families, rather than going to a landfill – is key to preventing hunger. Food waste is also an environmental concern as food waste in landfills produces methane, a greenhouse gas, and DEP is proud to address food security,” DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said. “This panel discussion provided a candid conversation for organizations and people in Pennsylvania who are changemakers addressing Pennsylvania’s food security concerns.” According to Feeding Pennsylvania, an advocate organization addressing food insecurity and hunger, overall, more than 2 million Pennsylvanians are food insecure. Currently, 64 out of the 67 Pennsylvania counties have food insecurity rates at or above 13 percent. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, just three counties did. In 2019, DEP initiated the Food Infrastructure Recovery Grant Program to address food security. Read more


Otten, Guenst, Krajewski elected to lead Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus

(Jan 13, 2021)

EXTON, Jan. 13 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, was elected this week to serve as House chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus for the 2021-2022 legislative session. House members of the Climate Caucus also elected first-term legislators Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery, to serve as vice chair and Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Phila., to serve as secretary. Otten will serve as co-chair of the bicameral, bipartisan caucus with senate chair Sen. Steve Santarsiero. The Climate Caucus seeks to uphold the environmental rights granted under the Pennsylvania Constitution, raise awareness on legislation, appropriations and related matters surrounding environmental justice, the need for a renewable energy future, and the urgency of climate change as our most existential threat. “I am thrilled to collaborate with this talented group of legislators on our collective goals and to elevate climate issues as they relate to public health and safety, our state and local economies and the future of our planet,” Otten said. “Climate change is a leading international issue of our time, and I am committed to the intersectional work of addressing the many areas of our state government impacted by climate change and moving Pennsylvania forward.” "It’s an honor to serve as vice chair of our Climate Caucus with the leadership of chair Danielle Friel Otten,” Guenst said. “By ensuring that legislative proposals and Read more


Guenst announces first term committee appointments

(Jan 11, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – State Rep. Nancy Guenst today announced her appointments to the PA House Agriculture, Children & Youth, Game & Fisheries, and Human Services committees. “I am honored be in a position to influence legislation supporting Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable communities -- our seniors and our financially disadvantaged -- on these powerful committees,” Guenst, D-Montgomery/Phila., said. “Agriculture is a leading economic driver in our state,” Guenst said. “On this vitally important committee, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to formulate legislation that will both grow opportunities and ensure that the necessary regulatory oversight needed to protect human, livestock, environmental and plant health is in place. “And, as a sporting aficionado, I’ll make sure that our sportsmen and women can easily hunt and fish in Pennsylvania,” Guenst added. “I take to heart my role as a public servant in Harrisburg, as I did first when I was in the military and later when I was in local government in Hatboro,” Guenst continued. “I am here to be your voice in Harrisburg, and I will make sure that your concerns and your needs are heard and heeded.” The descriptions of the committee functions are as follows: The Agriculture & Rural Affairs Read more


Guenst takes House oath of office for first term

(Jan 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Nancy Guenst took the oath of office at the state Capitol Tuesday to begin her first term representing the 152nd District in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Guenst will receive committee assignments later in the month. "I’m looking forward to serving more of my neighbors – and the rest of the commonwealth – in public office, ensuring that our state laws and institutions are meeting the needs of everyone across communities in Southeast PA and all over the commonwealth. “I’m humbled to begin my first term of serving the 152 nd , and I want everyone to know that my office is always open to them. I pledge to be a fair voice for all in Harrisburg.” Guenst’s office staff can help constituents of the 152 nd Legislative District with issues involving PennDOT, home heating, children’s health insurance, prescription drug plans, the Pennie health insurance exchange, the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program, and more. To schedule an in-person appointment in her Hatboro office, residents interested can call 215-259-5962 or email . Most services can be provided telephonically, virtually or via email exchange. Guenst pursued her undergraduate education at Montgomery County Community College and the Read more


Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Jan 05, 2021)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts; Uncashed checks, including paychecks; Lost stocks and bonds; Contents of safe deposit boxes; Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies; Expired gift cards/gift certificates. To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at , call 1-800-222-2046, or contact my office . There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more